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It’s Not Memorial Day

We can end the witch hunt because it’s been found in the person of Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer. I had hoped our first female speaker would be different from other politicians. Those hopes were dashed as she proved herself … Continue reading

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(Editor’s Note: One of the roles this blog plays is helping decipher Iowa politics. Now that I am president of our home owners association there is an occasional reason to do so and communicate to our members). Association members, As … Continue reading

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Some Solon City Election History

I am glad to see there is a contested race for the Solon city council seat vacated by Mark Krall. Even though I don’t live within city limits, voter turnout is one measure of the degree to which people participate … Continue reading

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Politics Takes a Holiday – Local Edition

The first session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday morning after pulling an all-nighter to wait for Republican leadership. The decision was about improving Iowa water quality and reauthorizing use of medical marijuana. They did … Continue reading

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Defining Community

Each of us defines community through our engagement in society. Whether participation is passive, active, or in between, our lives and how we live them contribute in a meaningful way to how we live with others in a community. Not … Continue reading

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Re-joining the Central Committee

After an absence since 2010, I re-joined the Johnson County Democrats Central Committee on Thursday, April 6. My neighbor and long-time Central Committee member Bob Huber moved out of Big Grove Precinct. That left us with zero representation so I … Continue reading

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Iowa Water Quality and Confirmation Bias

Progressives, farmers and environmentalists heard there is movement in the Iowa legislature to fund water quality and ears perked up — a natural impulse to interpret new events as supporting something we already believe or are working on, also known … Continue reading

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